Not everyone looks favourably on ‘memes’ and ‘tags’ but sometimes I find they are very good for giving you ideas when nothing particularly interesting is happening in everyday life.
This one comes from z near Norwich.
Here are the Rules:
1. Link to the person who tagged you – (see above).
2. Post the rules on your blog.
3. Write six random things about yourself.
4. Tag six random people at the end of your post by linking to their blogs.
5. Let each person know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their website.
6. Let your tagger know when your entry is up.
So, here we go:
1. When I was a child I couldn’t swallow meat. Mum would cut it up in tiny pieces and mix it up with mashed potato but I’d chew and chew and not be able to bring myself to swallow. She thought I was being difficult but I honestly could not do it. The worst ‘punishments’ I remember from this time was being told I couldn’t have any pudding until I’d eaten ‘firsts’ and being served up with my uneaten lunch at teatime – and again for breakfast. I have no idea when or how I grew out of it but by the time I went to primary school I was tucking into school dinners with the rest of them and going back for seconds.
2. Despite many attempts I have never learned to swim. Needless to say there was no such thng as swimming lessons when I went to school and I was always rather afraid of the sea because it wouldn’t keep still and it was usually freezing cold. My mum couldn’t swim either and many years later we went to adult classes. It was OK until my foot slid on the bottom and I went under without expecting it. That put me off for good.
3. Between leaving Music college and retirement I taught in 9 different schools including Infants, Primary, Middle, Secondary Modern and Grammar and also taught adults at evening classes but I never actually went to teacher training college. Back in my day a degree ot graduate diploma was enough to let one loose in the classroom.
5. Following a recipe ‘to the letter’ is virtually impossible for me.
6. When it was discovered I was very shortsighted (as a 5 year-old) I spent most of the day playing with sand while everyone else learned to read. I learned to read at home – but don’t remember how. However I do recall being heartily disappointed when I started on Jane Eyre and my mum took it away from me just as I was getting into it because ‘I wasn’t old enough’ .
Like Z, I’m going to ignore the rule about tagging anyone else as I think it should be a choice not a chore but if you do decide to post some hitherto unknown facts about yourself I’d be very interested to read them.